Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Meatballs in Sour Sauce (Eksili Kofte)

1 cup yogurt
1 Tbsp flour, heaping
1 egg
5-6 cups cold water
½ lemon’s juice
1 Tbsp salt to taste
½ tsp dried mint
2+2 Tbsp canola oil
½ tsp paprika

For the meatballs:
~ ½ lb ground meat
¼ cup rice
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp dried mint
½ tsp salt to taste

In a bowl, mix all the meatball ingredients using your hands. Grab smaller pieces than walnuts and make small meatballs. Set aside.
Place 2 Tbsp canola oil and flour in a pot. Then, sauté over medium heat till flour turns pinkish. Stir in cold water. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Add meatballs and salt. Cover the lid halfway and cook for about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix yogurt, lemon juice and egg. Pour two ladles of hot soup into this mixture stirring constantly. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
In a small frying pan sizzle the remaining canola oil and stir in dried mint and paprika. Once you smell the nice combination of mint and paprika turn the heat off.
Drizzle the mixture over the soup and serve hot.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
1 su bardagi yogurt
1 yemek kasigi un, tepeleme
1 yumurta
5-6 su bardagi soguk su
½ limon suyu
1 yemek kasigi tuz
1 cay kasigi nane
2+2 yemek kasigi kanola yagi
1 cay kasigi kirmizi toz biber

Kofteler icin:
300 gr kiyma
¼ su bardagi pirinc
1 cay kasigi karabiber
1 cay kasigi nane
1 cay kasigi tuz

Bir kapta koftelik malzemeleri iyice yogurarak karistirin. Cevizden biraz daha kucuk parcalar koparip yuvarlayarak toplar yapin ve bir kenara ayirin.
Bir tencereye 2 yemek kasigi kanola yagi ve unu alin. Un sararana dek orta ateste kavurun. Sonra soguk suyu karistirarak ilave edin. Ara sira karistirarak kaynamasini bekleyin. Kaynadiktan sonra, kofteleri ilave edin. Kapagini hafif aralik birakin ve tuzu da ilave edip, koftelerin pismesini bekleyin (yaklasik 15 dakika).
Ayri bir kapta; yogurt, yumurta ve limon suyunu guzelce cirpin. Corbanin suyundan iki kepce alin ve yavasca yogurtlu sosun icine cirpmaya devam ederek dokun. Sonra, sosu corbanin icine yavasca karistirarak ilave edin. Yaklasik 2-3 dakika kadar pisirin ve ocagin altini kapatin.
Kucuk bir tavada geriye kalan 2 yemek kasigi kanola yaginda kirmizi biber ve naneyi hafifce yakin ve corbanin uzerine gezdirerek servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Friday, April 23, 2010

Couscous with Vegetables (Sebzeli Kuskus)

1 lb couscous
3-4 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 cup tomatoes, diced
½ cup sweet peas
1-2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp parsley, chopped
1 tbsp salt to taste
4-5 cups chicken broth
Black pepper to taste

Take olive oil and onions in a saucepan and sauté over medium heat for about 3 minutes. Stir in pepper and sauté for 2 additional minutes. Add couscous and sauté 5 minutes or until they turn lightly pink. Stir in tomatoes, hot chicken broth and sweet peas. Cover and simmer over low heat for about 15 minutes. Finally, stir in salt, parsley, garlic and black pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes and turn the heat off. Set aside for a while and serve warm.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
500 gr kuskus
3-4 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
1 sogan, dogranmis
1 green pepper, dogranmis
1 su bardagi domates, dogranmis
½ su bardagi bezelye
1-2 dis sarimsak, kucuk dogranmis
1 yemek kasigi maydanoz, dogranmis
1 yemek kasigi tuz
4-5 su bardagi tavuk suyu
Karabiber

Sogani zeytinyaginda 3 dakika kadar sote edin. Sonra biberi ilave edin ve 2 dakika kadar soteleyin. Kuskusu ilave edin ve orta ateste yaklasik 5 dakika kadar kavurun. Pembelesmeye baslayinca; domates, bezelye ve sicak tavuk suyunu ilave edin. Kapagi kapali olarak kisik ateste yaklasik 15 dakika kadar pisirin. Tuz, sarimsak, maydanoz ve karabiberi ilave edin ve 2-3 dakika daha pisirdikten sonra atesin altini kapatin ve dinlendirin.
Sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pan Seared Salmon with Mushrooms (Mantarli Somon Tava)

½ lb mushroom, divided into 4
1 lb salmon fillets
1 glove of garlic, mashed
1-2 green onions, chopped
1 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp salt to taste
A pinch of black pepper

Saute mushrooms with olive oil for 2-3 minutes. Stir in garlic, onions and vinegar. Cook for 1-2 minutes and turn the heat off. Take them over a plate.
Rub salmon with salt and drizzle with lemon juice. Sprinkle with black pepper. Cook in the same pan you sautéed mushrooms for about 6-8 minutes or till they are easily flakes with fork.
Take over the serving plates and serve with the mushrooms.
ENJOY
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TURKCE~250 gr mantar, dorde bolunmus
½ kg somon baligi fileto
1 dis sarimsak, ezilmis
1-2 yesil sogan, dogranmis
1 yemek kasigi sirke
2 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
1 yemek kasigi limon suyu
1 tatli kasigi tuz
Bir tutam karabiber

Zeytinyaginda mantarlari yaklasik 2-3 dakika kadar soteleyin. Sarimsak, yesil sogan ve sirkeyi ilave edin. Yaklasik 1-2 dakika kadar pisirip, atesten alin. Bir tabaga alin.
Somon filetolari tuz ile ovun ve uzerlerine limon suyu ve karabiber serpistirin. Mantarlari sotelediginiz tavada yaklasik 6-8 dakika boyunca ya da catal ile kolayca ayrilina dek orta ateste pisirin.
Servis tabaklarina alin ve mantarlar ile birlikte servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN
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Friday, April 16, 2010

Tomato Shrimp Scampi with Pasta (Domates Soslu Karidesli Makarna)

1 lb any kind of pasta
2 tbsp olive oil
4-5 garlic, minced
2 cups tomato, crushed
1/3 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 scallion, finely chopped (optional)
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp parmesan, grated (optional)
½ tsp sugar
1 tsp salt to taste

Cook pasta in salty water according to the instructions on the package. Drain and set aside.
Saute garlic with olive oil about 2 minutes over medium heat. Add tomato and cook for 5 minutes over low medium heat. Stir in lemon juice and sugar. Simmer for 3-4 minutes.
Stir in shrimp and scallions. Add salt to taste. Cook for about 4-5 minutes until shrimp turn pink and cooked through. Finally stir in parsley and parmesan cheese.
Take pasta over serving plates and pour the Tomato Shrimp Scampi over. Serve warm or hot.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
500 gr herhangi bir cesit makarna
2 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
4-5 dis sarimsak, ezilmis
2 su bardagi domates, ezilmis/rendelenmis
1/3 su bardagi maydanoz, ince dogranmis
½ kg karides, soyulup temizlenmis
1 yesil sogan, ince dogranmis (istege bagli)
2 yemek kasigi limon suyu
2 yemek kasigi Parmesan peyniri, rendelenmis
1 cay kasigi seker
1 tatli kasigi tuz

Makarnayi paketin uzerindeki talimatlara gore tuzlu suda haslayin. Suyunu suzun.
Zeytinyaginda sarimsaklari 2 dakika kadar orta ateste soteleyin. Domatesi ilave edin ve 5 dakika kadar kisik ateste pisirin. Limon suyunu ve sekeri ilave edin. Yaklasik 3-4 dakika daha pisirin.
Sonra, yesil sogan ve karidesleri ilave edin. Tuzunu da ekledikten sonra karidesler pisip pembelesene dek kisik ateste pisirmeye devam edin (4-5 dakika). Son olarak, maydanoz ve parmesan peynirini ilave edin ve karistirin.
Makarnayi servis tabaklarina alin ve uzerine hazirladiginiz domatesli karidesten koyun. Sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Monday, April 12, 2010

Honey and Nuts Snow White (Balli Cevizli Karbeyaz)

4-5 cups milk
1 cup sugar
3 tbsp flour
1 tbsp starch
1 tsp vanilla

For the crust:
1 cup oatmeal

For the top:
2 tbsp honey
½ cup walnuts, coarsely crushed
1 apple
2 tbsp sugar
½ tsp cinnamon

To prepare the filling, take milk, sugar, starch and flour into a pot. Cook over medium heat while whisking. Stir in vanilla right before turning the heat off. Set aside.
Meanwhile, peel the apple and chop into small cubes. Cook them in a saucepan with sugar until their color changes to pinkish.
Cover the bottom of a Pyrex dish or serving plate with the oatmeal. Pour the filling over and let it cool for a while. Place the cooked apples all over and drizzle with honey. Sprinkle with walnuts and cinnamon. Serve cold.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
1 lt sut
1 su bardagi seker
3 yemek kasigi un
1 yemek kasigi nisasta
1 tatli kasigi vanilya

Alt tabani icin:
1 su bardagi yulaf ezmesi

Uzeri icin:
2 yemek kasigi bal
½ su bardagi ufalanmis ceviz
1 elma
2 yemek kasigi seker
1 cay kasigi tarcin

Kremayi yapmak icin bir tencereye sut, seker, un ve nisastayi alin. Orta ateste cirparak pisirin. Ocaktan almadan once vanilyayi ilave edin ve karistirin.
Elmayi soyun ve minik kupler seklinde dograyin. Toz sekerle birlikte tavada renkleri pembelesene dek pisirin.
Servis tabagi ya da borcam bir tepsinin dibine yulaf ezmesini iyice yayin. Uzerine hazirladiginiz kremayi dokun. Biraz soguduktan sonra, pisirdiginiz elmalari kremanin uzerine yayin ve uzerinde bal gezdirin. Ceviz ve tarcin serpistirdikten sonra soguk servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Friday, April 9, 2010

Baked Cod with Breadcrumbs (Firinda Galeta Unlu Morina Baligi)

4 cod fillets, boneless and skinless
4 tbsp butter, melted
2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
1/4 cup fresh mixed herbs, finely chopped
3 tbsp Parmesan, grated
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). In a bowl, combine breadcrumbs, herbs, Parmesan, and melted butter to make the breadcrumbs stick together. Season with salt and pepper.
Cover each fillet with ¼ of the breadcrumb mixture, and pat down firmly on fillet. Place fillets in a greased baking dish. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the fish is milky white and flaky. Serve immediately.
ENJOY
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TURKCE4 tane morina baligi fileto
4 yemek kasigi tereyag, erimis
2 su bardagi galeta unu
¼ su bardagi istediginiz cesit taze ot, ince dogranmis
3 yemek kasigi Parmesan peyniri, rendelenmis
Tuz ve karabiber

Firini 200 C (400 F)’ye isitin. Bir kasede, galeta unu, otlar, Parmesan peyniri ve erimis tereyagini karistirin. Tuz ve karabiberi ilave edin.
Her filetoyu karisimin ¼’u ile kaplayin ve fazlaliklari hafifce silkeleyin. Filetolari yaglanmis bir firin tepsisine dizin. Baliklar sut beyazi gibi olana dek yaklasik 20-30 dakika pisirin. Sicakken servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN
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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Chicken Broccoli Soup (Tavuklu Brokoli Corbasi)

1 onion, finely chopped
2-3 tbsp canola oil
3 tbsp flour
1 lb broccoli
4 cups chicken broth
½ lb boneless chicken, cooked and cut into cubes
1 cup milk
1 tbsp salt to taste
½ tsp black pepper
1 cup cheddar cheese

Saute onions with canola oil over medium heat for 2 minutes. Stir in flour and cook stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes. Then, add chicken broth and milk. Bring to a boil.
Meanwhile wash broccoli and cut into small florets. Add into the chicken broth. Simmer for about 3 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in chicken and simmer for 2-3 additional minutes. Stir in cheddar cheese and serve hot.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
1 sogan, ince dogranmis
2-3 yemek kasigi kanola yagi
3 yemek kasigi un
½ kg brokoli
4 su bardagi tavuk suyu
250 gr kemiksiz tavuk, haslanip dogranmis
1 su bardagi sut
1 yemek kasigi tuz
1 cay kasigi karabiber
1 su bardagi cedar peyniri

Soganlari kanola yaginda orta atesta 2 dakika kavurun. Unu ilave edin ve surekli karistirarak yaklasik 2-3 dakika pisirin. Sonra, tavuk suyunu ve sutu ilave edin. Ara sira karistirarak kaynamasini bekleyin.
Bu sirada, brokoliyi yikayin ve dograyin. Corbaya ilave edin. 3 dakika kadar kisik ateste kaynatin. Tuz ve karabiberi ilave edin. Son olarak, pismis tavuklari ilave edin ve 2-3 dakika daha pisirin.
Cedar peynirini koyun , karistirin ve sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Pasta Carbonara with Sujuk (Sucuklu Makarna Karbonara)

1 lb any kind pasta
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
½-1 cup sujuk, cubed or sliced into small strips
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 large eggs
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese + more for serving
½ tsp ground black pepper
1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped (optional)

Prepare the sauce while the pasta is cooking to ensure that the spaghetti will be hot and ready when the sauce is finished. It is very important that the pasta is hot when adding the egg mixture, so that the heat of the pasta cooks the raw eggs in the sauce.
Cook the pasta in salty boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender yet firm. Drain the pasta and reserve 1/2 cup of the starchy cooking water to use in the sauce if you wish.
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a deep skillet over medium heat. Add the sujuk and saute for about 3 minutes, until is crisp and the fat is rendered. Stir in the garlic and saute for less than 1 minute to soften.
Mix the hot pasta and the sujuk over the heat to keep hot. Beat the eggs and Parmesan together in a mixing bowl, stirring well to prevent lumps. Pour the egg/cheese mixture into the pasta, whisking quickly until the eggs thicken, but do not scramble (this is done off the heat to ensure this does not happen.) Thin out the sauce with a bit of the reserved pasta water, until it reaches desired consistency. Season the carbonara with ground black pepper and taste for salt. Take into warm serving plates and garnish with fresh parsley. Sprinkle with more cheese if desired.
ENJOY
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TURKCE
½ kg herhangi bir cesit makarna
2 yemek kasigi sizma zeytinyagi
½-1 su bardagi sucuk, kup seklinde dogranmis
4 dis sarimsak, kucuk dogranmis
2 buyuk yumurta
1 su bardagi Parmesan peyniri + servis icin
1 cay kasigi karabiber
1/3 su bardagi taze maydanoz, dogranmis (istege bagli)

Makarnayi tuzlu suda yaklasik 8-10 dakika haslayin. Bu sirada sosu hazirlayin ve makarna sicakken sosun hazir olmasi gerektigini unutmayin. Yumurtali sosu makarnaya ilave ederken, makarnanin sicak olmasi cok onemli, cunku cig yumurtali sos sicak makarna ile pisecektir.
Bir tavada, zeytinyaginda sucuklari orta ateste sote edin (yaklasik 3 dakika). Sarimsagi ilave edin ve bir dakika dolmadan atesten alin.
Haslanmis makarnayi suzun ve yaklasik ½ su bardagi pisirme suyunu daha sonra sosta kullanmak icin ayirin.
Makarna ve sucugu atesin ustunde guzelce karistirin. Yumurta ve parmesan peynirini bir kapta guzelce cirpin. Atesin altini kapatin ve sosu makarnaya hizlica karistirarak ilave edin. Yumurtali sos koyulasana dek iyice karistirin. Arzu ederseniz sosu biraz sulandirmak icin onceden ayirdiginiz makarna haslama suyunu ilave edin. Karabiber ve tuz oranini istediginiz gibi ayarlayin. Karbonarayi servis tabaklarina alin ve arzuya gore maydanoz ile susleyin. Uzerine Parmesan serpebilirsiniz.
AFIYET OLSUN

Mosaic Cake (Mozaik Pasta)

1 lb Petit Beurre or Social thin tea biscuits 10 tbsp brown/white sugar 7-8 tbsp butter/margarine, melted ½ cup milk ½ cup walnuts/peca...